i have been a strong fisca conservative throughout and i'll continue to be. >> why is it, if everything worked the way you and other conservatives would like it to -- you could cut taxes, you could do some of the things you would like to do for the economy -- why, then, even during boom times for the economy have you not seen much improvement, particularly for the middle class, wage-earners? >> yeah, i think one of the things that's been a missing ingredient -- and i come from pennsylvania, and i would say, you know, i come from pennsylvania. we still make things there. a manufacturing economy is really important, and i think we have not had a policy that's focused on trying to create those kinds of jobs. because i grew up in a steel town, butler, pennsylvania. and you know, i used to take the bus in to school and we'd go by the mills. and if you could smell the smoke, you thought people were working, that's a good thing. well, we don't want to smell the smoke anymore, but we want those people working, and we don't have policies, whether they're policies from a tax perspective to encourage manufacturing here, from an innovation from research and development, patents and things like that, improvements we need to make there.